Working with anxiety in 5-12 year olds

Using the ACT Kidflex to reduce fears and worries

2 hours (2 CE credits)
Introductory level skills workshop
Recording available for 6 months
Experienced ACT practitioners

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Course Description

If you treat children struggling with mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, you’ll know that approaches designed for adults do not work with younger clients and sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start.

Anxiety disorders can have a significant impact on a child’s development and ability to grow and flourish in life. Helping equip the child and their caregivers to respond effectively to anxiety is a key role for practitioners. ACT helps children to strengthen psychological flexibility in the face of anxiety, to turn towards anxiety and let it be, and to build self-compassion, so they can do what matters most to them.

Our speaker, Dr Tamar Black, has extensive experience as an educational and developmental psychologist, and her very practical approach using a child-friendly version of the ACT Hexaflex will introduce you to proven, age-appropriate strategies. Whether you are new to using ACT with children or an experienced practitioner looking to hone your skills, you’ll enjoy her refreshing approach.

About this workshop

This highly practical workshop introduces you to the new ACT Kidflex, a developmentally appropriate adaptation of the ACT Hexaflex.  You’ll learn how to use quick, simple, and engaging techniques for reducing the effects of anxiety-related issues such as difficulties attending school, social arrangements and other extra-curricular activities.

In this workshop, you will learn:
  • How to develop home tasks as part of the child’s everyday routine.
  • Techniques to help children step out of their comfort zone and become more resilient by engaging in actions they’ve previously avoided.
  • Methods to use simple and developmentally appropriate language for using ACT with children.
  • How to describe experiential exercises suitable for children for each ACT process.
  • Ways to do ACT with children rather than talk ACT.

You will also learn strategies on how to recruit parents and caregivers as ‘ACT coaches’, so that they are able to use simple techniques to reinforce what the child learns with their therapist.

 

Group booking discounts

Contextual Consulting offer discounts for groups of people from the same organisation e.g. an NHS Trust that does not have a contract arrangement with us.

Please email us here  to arrange a group discount or find out more about our CPD contracts here.

In this workshop, you will learn:
  • How to develop home tasks as part of the child’s everyday routine.
  • Techniques to help children step out of their comfort zone and become more resilient by engaging in actions they’ve previously avoided.
  • Methods to use simple and developmentally appropriate language for using ACT with children.
  • How to describe experiential exercises suitable for children for each ACT process.
  • Ways to do ACT with children rather than talk ACT.

This program is sponsored by Contextual Consulting and is approved for CE credits for psychologists. To find out more, including attendance requirements and how to access your certificate, go to our continuing education information page.

If you have disability and require adjustments or accommodation, please email us at to discuss your needs and we will do our best to help you.

Working with anxiety in 5-12 year olds
29th Feb 2024
4:30 AM - 6:30 AM (New York time) change timezone

FAQs

To find out more, including attendance requirements and how to access your certificate, go to our continuing education information page.

To access this workshop you will need a stable internet connection and a set of smart phone ear buds with built in microphone. Your internet speed should be a minimum of 1.5mbs  DOWNLOAD & UPLOAD. You can check that here at www.speedtest.net

We will have dedicated technicians on hand throughout the entire duration of the workshop. They will be there to help you manage any issues that may come up and get you back in to the workshop again. Also, if you think there may be a problem, be it with your work access or anything else, you can log in early to check if things are working for you, and be prepared. There may of course be technical issues that come up on your end, which will be your responsibility to look after. But these are rare and we have an extra handy troubleshooting guide that comes with tips and tricks to deal with any problems.

Yes! As long as you have access to a web browser and you’re connected to the internet, you will be able to attend. It’s that simple – all you need to do is go to the webpage link, login and you’re set to go. You can join the workshop on any device including your home computer or iPad. You can even join in using your smart phone.

Yes, we have a special portal in the system to allow you to connect with other participants joining via the workshop.

You just need a computer (PC or Mac), laptop or tablet that can access the internet. You need a good broadband speed that would allow you to comfortably stream a movie (such as a video on YouTube).

Yes, a video of the presentation will be available to you for up to 6 months after the workshop is finished.  You’ll be able to go back over any part of the workshop to review or check anything that you missed. You also don’t actually have to attend the live workshop – if you’re not able to make it on the actual date, you can still login afterwards and watch the recorded version.

Yes, you will receive a CPD certificate.

Absolutely. You will be able to ask the presenter questions, just as you would in any workshop. You’ll also have the extra benefit of being able to interact with other colleagues who have also joined the workshop.

It’s super simple. All you need to do is follow a link that you will be provided prior to the course, along with instructions.

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